Feb. 17, 2017
Wednesday's House Education Committee hearing on the charter school bill (HB 376) and school voucher bill (HB 423) was long and ugly. A handful of proponents trashed the board of public education, local boards of trustees, our state constitution, teachers, and MEA-MFT.
HBs 376 and 423 are unconstitutional. If passed into law, they would immediately invite costly and lengthy legal challenge. They would permit anyone to teach almost anything in unregulated, unaccountable environments . . . including homeschools.
PLEASE CONTACT LEGISLATORS ON THESE BILLS TODAY– even if you’ve done it before! They need to hear from you loud and often.
HB 376 (Windy Boy) – Establishes charter schools. Contact House Education Committee. Urge them to vote NO on HB 376. You can leave a message for the whole committee here. Or call 444-4800 and ask to leave a message for the whole committee.
HB 423 (Berglee) – creates school vouchers. Contact House Education Committee. Urge them to vote NO on HB 423. You can leave a message for the whole committee here. Or call 444-4800 and ask to leave a message for the whole committee.
Read more about these two bills here.
THANK YOU FOR TAKING ACTION!